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the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two years after the disaster, we learn the punishment is far-reaching as well. >> this marks both the largest single criminal find, more than $1.25 billion, and the largest total criminal resolution, $4 billion, in the history of the united states. >> reporter: as part of an agreement announced this afternoon in new orleans, bp will plead guilty to 14 felony charges for its role in the worst oil spill in u.s. history. among the most
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
petraeus told lawmakers today what he knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and he told lawmakers that the intelligence community chose not to disclose the al qaeda connection to the attack in order to avoid tipping off the terrorists. steve handelsman joins us now live from capitol hill with the special treatment congress gave to the retired general today. >> reporter: this is the big set of hearings, hi, jim, from the hill tonight. republicans are still charging that somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. but petraeus testified that langly didn't do that. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers had cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through halls. a favorite of the general who apologized to lawmakers for his affair. petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the sufficient consulate in benghazi, killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia with an eye on libya missed the threat is still under investigation. but
to that he led u.s. forces in both iraq and afghanistan. petraeus said the president accepted his resignation this afternoon. the president issued a statement a short time ago that read "i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its position. going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." he was slated to testify next week on the deadly attack of the u.s. embassy and benghazi, libya. no word if that resignation will have any impact on that in absence, the current director will serve as director. much more on this story on nbcwashington.com. keith russell, news 4. >>> now to our other big story this afternoon, gunfire near the white house. and now police are warning the public about what the victims did. the commotion started on the 1800 block of jefferson place and ended near the white house this morning. as the victims rolled up to secret service officers with a bullet hole in their windshield and asked for help. ja
situation, or the u.s. could see another credit downgrade next year. >>> democratic virginia senator-elect tim kaine said he's ready to hit the ground running when he officially takes office early next year. he said he's ready to be part of the solution to get our nation's economy back in order. kaine said the big issues he'll be focusing on are jobs and infrastructure. as far as last night's election, he said the fact that virginia once again went for president obama, proved the commonwealth is a key battleground. >> any party looking at this american political landscape looks at virginia as a key state, like we were viewed back in the 1770s. i mean, we're viewed as one of the key states in this country politically, economically, brain powerwise, and we're doing it again. >> coming up on news4 at 5:00, julie carey will tell us why tim kaine said one of his first tasks will be finding a newly elected republican to partner with. >>> reactions pouring in, now that table games like blackjack and roulette are coming to casinos in maryland. voters approved question 7 last night paving the
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's probably the most brazen act that's alleged. her trying to pretend to the u.s. government that she's actually the person whose identity she's stolen. >> reporter: and the federal government almost bought it. telling the real candida, prove you're really you. >> not only am i a victim, i'm also having to defend myself against the people who are supposed to defend me and protect my rights. >> reporter: eventually police caught the suspect. her real name is bo nita gonzalez. in the u.s. illegally, now charged with aggravated identity theft. still unclear how she stole the information. >> if you're not looking for it, it's almost impossible to detect it. >> once the thief has this information, how does it get this far that they can buy a house? basically assume your life. and no one catches it. >> once the identity thief has the social security number and name, they can get dates of birth, take out a driver's license, open up a bank account. and that's really when the worst type of identity fraud starts to occur. >> reporter: he says it can go on for years undetected because most of us
as the fab five. the 2012 u.s. women's gymnastics team that won the team gold over in london. >> and today mckayla maroney is here in washington to sign autographs for fans as part of the kellogg's tour of gymnastji ticks champions. hey, barbara. >> she's just correcting something that i had here. you probably said that she was part of the fab five. she said she's part of the -- what? >> the fear five. >> big difference. >> a huge difference, yeah. the basketball team is the fab five from michigan. and us women's gymnasts who got the gold medal were the fierce five. >> don't get that wrong next time, pat. we first want to find out how you're doing. we know you injured your leg. >> yes. >> how is it going? >> i'm actually doing a lot better. i just got my crutches off. and my toe and my tibia are both -- the bones are fully healed. >> you're still wearing a boot here. >> i still have my boot. i have to have it for another week or so. i'm technically allowed to start walking on it without it. but being here i don't want to hurt it anymore. >> you're still doing your gymnastics every day? >> i d
into the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> it's already taken several different turns today. we're learning more about the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >> paula broadwell is a married mother of two who met petraeus in 2006 before becoming his biograph biographer. as kristen welker reports, petraeus aides never imagined something more would develop. >> reporter: paula broadwell has never hesitated to talk about the connection she felt to general david petraeus right off the bat. >> i was fascinated with this individual. >> reporter: just a few weeks ago, she described one of her first interactions with him at an alumni gathering at the university of denver. >> i started to write this dissertation, and had unprecedented access in part because i was a west pointer, and he was a west pointer, but also because we were both runners. our first interview in person was on a run. >> reporter: broadwell soon turned her dissertation into a biography called "all in" which came out earlier this year. on msnbc's morning joe, she said her role with the cia was the perfect fi
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